JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, as formed a dedicated Information Technology Executives practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance technology leaders. The firm also announced that Ben Millrood, a 30-year veteran in technology consulting has joined the firm as a partner to co-lead the practice along with partner Bill Hogenauer, who has been with JM Search since 2013.
“Since our founding nearly 40 years ago, JM Search has earned its distinctive track record by partnering with companies that need transformational technology leadership to help drive operational efficiency and revenue growth,” said John Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of JM Search and a co-founder of the firm. “More and more companies are both powered and disrupted by technology, and the pace of change is escalating. We’ve been placing technology leaders for more than two decades, all across the industry landscape, at publicly-held and investor-backed companies, and at all stages of the business lifecycle. By formalizing our technology leadership center of excellence, JM Search is demonstrating our growing commitment to executive searches for high-impact IT leadership, and to helping our clients stay at the forefront of business innovation.”
Added CEO John Marshall: “This demonstrates the strength of our growing commitment to delivering world-class IT leaders to our clients. Bringing deep experience and complementary perspectives to investor-backed and public companies, Ben and Bill will anchor a proven team that can deliver the finest technology talent to meet each challenge, time and again.”
Ben Millrood brings more than 30 years of IT management consulting and leadership experience with companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises. His diverse industry background has spanned global and domestic commercial enterprises in manufacturing, consumer goods, retail, transportation and energy. He also brings deep expertise in business and IT transformations including organizational design, operating models, governance and talent management. Mr. Millrood spent 15 years at Gartner Consulting, most recently serving as Group Vice President of Global Commercial Industries. In this role he directed a $235MM strategy consulting business in a matrixed business structure consisting of more than 90 partners and 500 associates across multiple geographies. He held direct responsibility for industry segments spanning consumer products and retail, manufacturing, energy, health care, finance and insurance, high tech and telecom.
“Savvy companies across industries are evolving their understanding of technology, and they are increasingly recognizing its importance and strategic value to the business,” said Mr. Millrood. “This shift is spurring demand for a more sophisticated approach to complex recruiting requirements that lead to successful searches for information technology leadership. JM Search has long been at the forefront of this IT leadership evolution. I am proud to be part of the team.”
In addition to more than six years of executive search experience, Bill Hogenauer brings decades of business development and leadership experience in multiple technical markets. He has founded and helped build start-ups and small businesses in areas ranging from engineering and manufacturing to complex algorithms embedded in medical software. His roles have included engineering management, business development and corporate leadership in businesses that sell both products and services. During his tenure at JM Search, Bill has executed searches for every practice and almost every industry served by the firm. His focus is recruiting information technology executives including Chief Information Officers, Chief Transformation Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Data Officers and Chief Digital Officers, as well as myriad Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents and Executive Vice Presidents.
“JM Search has built its reputation on delivering high-performing leaders who drive real, measurable organizational transformation,” said Mr. Hogenauer. “Through building this dedicated practice and adding Ben’s expertise to our information technology recruiting capabilities, we look to further distinguish ourselves as the most expert and capable partner – without exception – for sourcing information technology executive leadership.”